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of state holds stock with palestinian leader abbas. the settlement issue poses a massive challenge. >> welcome to gmt. also in the program, hopes rise for a quicker rescue of the chilean miners. hundreds of thousands joined the party in mexico to celebrate to lanier's of independence. it is midday in london and in washington, they're just waking up to the news that the obama administration is ramping up its efforts to inject momentum into middle east peace negotiations. today, hillary clinton has been in the west bank for talks with the president of the palestinian authority, president abbas. that follows talks between a bas and netanyahu yesterday. >> pressing on with the american peace mission, hillary clinton met the palestinian president. >> the united states and all of us led by president obama are very committed and determined to work toward a peace agreement through direct negotiations that lead to an independent, sovereign, viable palestinian state that realizes the aspirations of the palestinian people. >> it was all smiles on wednesday as tt the israeli prie minister's re
abbas faces an extremely controversial opinion. prime minister netanyahu is? a more comfortable position. he has deal with a right wings that do not want them to freeze assets after the moratorium ends. the domestic challenges will be at least as great as that those they now faced at the table. >> robert, you've been there very recently at tony blair's side as he tried to bring the two together? do you think they can be the leaders to bring peace to the area? you've got a very hard line right wing israeli prime minister. so is clinton right when she said these are the leaders that can bring peace to the region? >> that's what're going on the find out. the fact that prime minister netanyahu comes from the right is an asset. he can deliver on the compromises that may be necessary here. he is in a good position. it's true. president abbas is in a much more difficult situation. but he still retains legitimacy. he's the head of the palestinian authority. he's the head of -- but really want to see if he can dlir. if he fails, he's going to have serious problems. >> and briefly, they did agree
with all the issues. >> president abbas, you're my partner in peace. it is up to less with the help of our friends to conclude the agonizing conflict between our peoples, and to afford them a new beginning. >> mr. abbas condemned the killing on tuesday of four jewish settlers on the was big. hamas said it was their work, and from their base in gaza rejected any compromise with israel. the palestinian president has a little room for maneuver with his own people divided. he has threatened to walk out of negotiations if israel presumes building when the partial ban ins at the end of this month. the post says that a middle east peace is in the national interest of america, and despite obstacles is cautiously optimistic. >> these are two leaders i believe want peace. both sides of indicated these negotiations can be completed within one year. as i told each today, this moment of opportunity may not soon come again. >> so with the ceremony as of the way, abbas and netanyahu will finally sit together at the state department where hillary clinton will encourage everyone to talk. if the skeptics ar
. >> reporter: but the palestinian president, mahmoud abbas demanded israeli government to freeze the settlement expansion and the future palestinian territory. >> reporter: meanwhile, in the series of incidents in the west bank, armed palestinians opened fire on jewish settlers. the attacks prompted israelis to voice their opposition to direct peace talks. the palestinian israeli group hamas has declared that it will continue attacks on jewish settlers in apparent attempt to block the peace process. on the first day of the direct talks, the two sides condemned the violence to civilians. they then agreed to meet every further details. in the past, u.s. administrations have failed in the attempt to mediate a middle east peace process. in addition to the different positions of the two sides, moves to disrupt the peace process have already come to light. the attention is focused on how determined the israelis and the palestinians are to reach a peace deal and how strong the u.s. leadership moving toward that goal. nhk world, washington. >> since taking office, u.s. president barack obama has been c
, they are deliberately bringing in some other outside support to back up president abbas of the palestinian authority, to make sure he didn't feel isolated in making the kinds of tough decisions they're going to have to make. >> the white house has just given the two-minute warning which will mean you will see the leaders come down and walk into the east room where they'll make the statements. the shot right there. as you've watched major presidential news conferences, you're familiar with what you're about to see. robin wright, you've covered this issue, including a longtime detail dispatch to the middle east. what is the most significant thing you need to hear tonight? >> i think they need to talk about the time frame and making sure there's momentum here that it doesn't, as all the past previous peace efforts, disintegrate in the slow erosion when they have their first disagreement and then it boggs down and there's some incident on the ground where events take over diplomacy. there has to be a commitment to meet a time line. they've missed every time line that has been set so far. so it's an issu
. we will do everything possible to help you. >> prime minister netanyahu said that president abbas had to recognize israel as the jewish homeland. the middle east, he said, was changing, and so were the security guarantees israel would need. >> we have had the rise of iran and its proxies' and the rise of missile warfare. soak a peace agreement must take into account security arrangements -- so a peace agreement must take into account security arrangements against this real threat. >> at the heart of the issue will be the borders of an independent palestine. jewish settlements would most likely be removed from land allocated to the new state. the political future of jerusalem, where both sides want a capital, and justice for the palestinian refugee families who lost their homes when israel was created in 1948. in a few jewish settlements in the occupied west bank, building has restarted, despite an official construction freeze. it is a response to the killing of four settlers by, saw this week. israel says the freeze stops at the end of this month. palestinian president says that if it
to president mahmoud abbas of the palestinian authority. hamas claimed responsibility for killings in the west bank. abbas says the hamas has no right to represent palestinians back up these talks will be difficult. it is important for the united states to remain engaged. >> it will be important for the united states to recognize the difficult position in which netanyahu finds himself% not just because he has strong opposition to what he is trying to achieve in the peace talks, but because at issue, from my point of view, is that -- is israel's own future, its state. they are still in hostile territory. you have hamas who don't want to engage in peace talks. you have people in the region who would just as soon see israel wiped off the face of the earth. that is the reality. that is the neighborhood in which netanyahu finds himself. the united states has to be very careful that it does not weaken -- this will surprise many people -- they cannot weaken israel's position. israel is a very, very difficult position. >> for home does abbas speak? >> he speaks for fatah. >> in many ways i give him en
for security. >> the israeli prime minister netanyahu talking to palestinian authority president mahmoud abbas days after four israelis were killed on the west bank with hamas claimed responsibility. hamas is against the peace talks and said abbas has no right to represent all palestinians. how did these talks go anywhere? >> it will be very difficult to as important that the united states remain engaged. i think it will be very important for the united states to recognize the difficult position in which netanyahu finds himself. it is not just because he has strong opposition to what he is trying to achieve in the peace talks, but because at issue from my point of view is israel's own future, its state. they are still in a hostile territory. you have hamas that does not want any kind of peace talks with israel. you have people in the region who would just as soon see israel wiped off the face of the earth. that is the reality that is the neighborhood in which netanyahu finds himself. the united states has to be very careful that it does not weaken israel's position. israel is a very, very diff
years. benjamin not in yahoo! -- benjamin netanyahu and mahmoud abbas met in washington. the two sides will meet again later this month. jeremy is in the washington. >> the motorcades brought them into the state department in washington for the latest installment in what has turned into a 20-year middle eastern saga of lost hope. in the public part of the meeting, they said negotiations to make peace one year from now would not be easy. plan was tons' always be in the room. the top diplomats said there was no time to lose. >> the core issue of the center of these negotiations, territory security, jerusalem, refugees settlements, and others, will get no easier if we wait. they will not resolve themselves. >> netanyahu said president abbas would have to recognize israel as the jewish homeland. he said the middle east was changing and so were the security guarantees israel would need. >> we have had the rise of i ran and it proxy's. a peace agreement must take into account security arrangements against these real threats. >> the prospect of new buildings for jews in the occupied territori
. that is why prime minister netanyahu called upon president of abbas to continue to -- president abbas to continue with these talks. only with ongoing, direct, in serious negotiations can we hope to build a better future. >> mahmoud abbas, a palestinian president, is on an official visit to paris. previously said he would pull out of peace talks if settlement-building prisons. he has not walked away yet, even though he says settlements are not compatible with peace. >> the palestinians will return to our leaders first so we can decide. we're not going to make any quick reactions. we will not say yes or no, we want or we do not want without studying the results or consequences with the palestinian leaders and the arab countries. >> palestinians are protesting against israeli occupation in the west bank over the weekend. many ordinary palestinians say their leaders have given too much ground while not publicly getting any concessions from israel. the settlements and the 400,000 people who live in them are the first of several major obstacles that could derail negotiations at any stage. w
of them killed in total, how influential can mahmoud abbas be with these hamas hat are willing to take these lives? >> reporter: he's not influential at all. hamas has shown with this athakt they are totally against the peace talks in washington, and that they will do anything they can to upset them. of course the israel's prime minister, benjamin netanyahu immediately seized on this saying this is just proof of the need for israel's security and in one sense, in a tragic sense it gives him ammunition to say look this is a timing, this is what we're up against and so now what helps israel in the sense of presenting its desperate need for security. in that sense these kind of attacks bolsters israel's case. in the past mass has been successful in continuing these attacks and harming the peace process. of course israelis and palestinians are very cynical that they will proceed within a year. >> thank you. so my big question today, how can president obama succeed on middle east peace where so many other leaders have failed. i would like to hear your thoughts. you can watch me on twitter o
from secretary of state hillary clinton, israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and mahmoud abbas as they hold their first direct peace talks in two years. >>> good morning, i'm chris jansing. live from msnbc world headquarters in new york, it is a very busy thursday and we begin with one of the strongest hurricanes ever to threaten the east coast. more people are getting out of the way as hurricane earl gets more serious. evacuation orders keep growing in coastal north carolina. it's now mandatory for residents to pack up in some some places. earl is back up to a category 4 storm and packing winds of 140 miles per hour. governors in north carolina, virginia, maryland, they've all declared state of emergency and people aren't just brushing this off any more. >> earl was a big unknown. if it stays out to sea, we probably would have been okay and gotten rain. >> do you board up? >> i haven't yet, to this point. but this might be the first. >> either we'll leave beforehand and/or we won't drive in it. that's for sure. >> they think we're due for something. >> bill karins is tracking
minister netanyahu, president abbas, and calorie content. this is half an hour. >> good afternoon and welcome to the department of state in washington, d.c. today, we have successfully re- launched direct negotiations between the -- among the united states, israel, and the palestinian authority in pursuit of a final agreement, a final settlement and a just peace, two states living side by side. george mitchell will give a statement and answer a few of your questions, but we still have meetings going on with the parties and will have -- he'll have to return upstairs rather rapidly to rejoin the negotiations. but here's senator mitchell. >> good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. the parties have just concluded the first round of trilateral talks. the meeting lasted about an hour and a half. it began with a plenary session involving the full u.s., israeli, and palestinian delegations on the eighth floor of the state department and then broke to a smaller meeting in the secretary of state's personal office involving prime minister netanyahu, president abbas, secretary clinton, and myse
abbas. let's head to our correspondent, white house correspondent, suzanne malveaux who is standing by live for us. i want to break this down in two different ways. first question i want to ask is about the things that divide them in what they are trying to accomplish. also, the possibility of things that could bring them together as well. let's start with the things that they are not seeing eye to eye on. >> reporter: once the administration official i spoke with said lit take political courage for the leaders to come together in a compromise. there are real serious differences. first and foremost, talking about the israeli settlement issue, moratorium that has been in place for ten months or so forbidding the settlements to occur in the west bank. mahmoud abbas will say look we want to continue the moratorium and don't want any morris israeli settlements. binyamin netanyahu, the prime minister, very unclear in terms of whether or not that is actually going to happen. that's a huge sticking point. that much of the moratorium will expire in about a month or so. that's critical. whet
will they resolve themselves. >> prime minister netanyahu said president abbas would have to recognize israel as the jewish homeland. he said the middle east was changing and so were the securities israel would need. >> we have had the rise of iran and its properties and the rise of missile warfare. so a peace agreement must take into account security arrangements against these real threats. >> the prospect of new buildings were jews in the occupied territories is the first crisis of the talks. despite an official construction freeze, sellers work today in protest of the killing of four settlers by hamas this week. israel says it will not renew the freeze when it ends in about three weeks. this is the land in gaza and the west bank that the palestinians want in their state. israel has suggested build on the occupied land it plans to keep. its biggest settlement blocks, including those in east jerusalem. jewish building elsewhere in the territories would then be restricted while they negotiate. but the palestinians want to stop all settlement activity, which breaks international law. president
and palestinian authority president mahmoud abbas. it is the beginning of the trilateral meeting, in what the state department calls the benjamin franklin room. we are waiting for events to get underway. >> real live in the benjamin franklin room of the department of state as secretary of state hillary clinton will bring together benjamin netanyahu and the palestinian president bad bad for their first face-to-face meeting since 2008. it will be the resumption of the middle east peace talks. the palestinian delegation has arrived and is seated on the right of your screen. the israeli delegation is not yet in the room. there are security concerns, and other salomon issues will be covered. the major objective of the obama administration is to broker an agreement on a palestinian state within one year. officials have to get the two regions to agree to additional talks in egypt and the two weeks, and possibly to continue during the u.n. assembly meeting at the end of the month. president obama met yesterday with the leaders of israel and the palestinian authority, and also the president of and
is working feverishly to save the latest round of peace talks. the palestinian president mahmoud abbas has said an end to the freeze would mean an end to the peace talks now calling for a meeting of arab leaders next week. tara mergerner is in washington with more. good morning to you. >> good morning, terrell. with the freeze over israel's prime minister urging settlors to show restraint and responsibility, as u.s. mediators try to bridge the gap. the obama administration is racing to keep the mid east peace talks alive. >> we're at a pivotal juncture in that region. it's important for israel, it's important for the palestinians and we think it's essential that they keep on moving forward. >> reporter: israeli settlors cheered sunday as a ten-month freeze on settlement construction in the west bank came to an end. crews didn't waste time getting to work pouring the foundation of a new building but palestinian leaders have threatened to walk away from negotiations if construction resumes. president mahmoud abbas hasn't yet carried out that threat but said sunday there is only one choice, e
. benjamin netanyahu and mahmoud abbas will hold face-to-face talks on thursday. netanyahu will meet obama for preliminary talks on issues such as the status of jerusalem and jewish building of settlements on the west bank's. later, he met a palestinian leader. jordan's king and egypt ruler were also attending. the talks came after hamas gunmen shot dead four jewish settlers. funerals for the victims were held earlier wednesday. >>> the u.s. and israeli leaders condemned the killings but said they would not derail the talks in washington. >> the message should go out to hamas and everybody else who is taking credit for these heinous crimes that this is not going to stop us from not only ensuring that a secure israel but also securing a longer lasting peace in which people throughout the region can take a different course. >> i think that the president's statement as an expression of our desire to fight against this terror, and the talks we had, which were indeed open, productive, serious in the quest for peace, also centered around the need to have security arrangements that are able to ro
netanyahu. later he will meet separately with palestinian president mahmoud abbas. suzanne malveaux joins us. i haven't had a real sense of whether expectations were high, low, or nonexistent for this summit, but the chief palestinian negotiator put down a marker last hour saying it is not time for more talks. it is time for decisions to be taken. let's listen to a little bit of that sound and then i'll have you comment on it. >> now it's time not for negotiations. it's time for decisions. we know, palestinians and israelis know today, that all issues are doable, including jerusalem, refugees, security, et cetera, and they require decisions. palestinians and israelis know that they don't need to eat the apple from the start. they don't need to reinvent the wheel. palestinians and israelis know that if not this year, next year, in ten years' time it will be a two-step solution on the 1967 lines. palestine next to the state of israel. and the difference in time here is how many lives of israelis palestinians will be saved. >> suzanne at least from one side of this summit we have clear expectat
the peace process in two years. -- president abbas. >>> after suspicious items were found in the luggage of two men, investigators thought they were posing a threat, but now they have been discovered not to have known each other. >>> a 9-year-old girl was fatally struck by a car. rebecca johns was struck on franconia road on monday when struck by a car. she died. residents say there is no safe place across franconia road even though there are two schools and a park along that corridor. >> it has been a nightmare. people have complained for years about it. all the way to telegraph. >> it takes a tragedy like this, unfortunately. it's time to get resolution. >> many parents are no longer allowing their children to walk or ride their bikes on franconia road. >>> we have 74 degrees on this first day of september. >> still ahead, sparks fly between supporters of d.c.'s two main candidates for mayor. we will have the latest from grace crass. the race. >> a new plan to chase young people from the streets of chinatown, not sitting well with everyone. 4:40 on this wednesday morning. earl is not h
, president obama meets with israeli prime minister netanyahu and palestinian president abbas. the goal is to resume direct talks between palestinians and iraq israel, they have been hold for two years. >>> folks are on watch this morning as hurricane earl winds its way toward the u.s. some were ordered to board ferries and head to the mainland this morning. more evacuations could be on the way as a powerful storm threatens to sideswipe the east coast. depending on the path it takes, whipping across the coast with winds well over 100 miles per hour, states are prepared to order more evacuations. earl is expected to bring high winds and heavy rain to north carolina's outer banks. from there, forecasters say it could curve away from the coast as it makes its way north, perhaps hitting massachusetts, cape cod, on friday night and saturday. bill karins will have much more on earl in a few minutes. >>> here is a look at other stories making news early today in america. >>> in florida, throw people taken to the hospital when the car they were in ended up in the bottom of the swimming pool. th
territorial waters over the sengkaku islands. >>> palestinian president mahmoud abbas said he'll decide on whether to end peace talks with israel after discussing the situation with arab leaders last week. the discussion came after israeli leaders continued construction on the west bank sunday. the palestinian leader said the freeze on settlement building should be extended for at least three or four more months. abbas said he'll bring the matter to a meeting in cairo next week before coming to a decision. the move came despite ongoing peace talks mediated by the united states. sarkozy said he'll invite representatives to help push forward the peace process. >>> a japanese survivor for failure survivors said there was extensive radioactive fallout from the bikini atoll documents from the 1950s. they have conducted tests by the u.s. between march and may 1954. it says the radiation reached a wider area than previously confirmed, including african nations and pacific rim countries such as japan and the united states. after one it test in the atoll, a japanese fishing boat was hit with rad
nath use hoo, later today, we'll meet with mahmoud abbas, palestinian lead. what.sides are saying about peace in the middle east. jenna: just days after sanctions against knot korea, there's word the rogue nation has made a direct move to evade them. what the north is accused of doing. jon in the bottom box, the power of sarah palin, she backed joe miller in alaska's senate primary race and the virtual unknown candidate took down the incumbent. what does it mean for palin's political future? we're right here in the fox newsroom, breaking news coming in from across the country, our domestic desk, watching local news, our world desk watching events around the globe and our media deck, bringing you event sos we can watch it immediately. jen earl is prompting evacuation orders, folks up and down the east coast making preparations as the category three storm moves north, hurricane-force gust the and torrential rain from the carolinas to maine. he is writtenning through with maximum sustained winds of 125 miles per hour. janice dean live in the fox news extreme weather center. hey j.d. >> rep
abbas, and prime minister netanyahu. there will then be trilateral meetings in her outer office. ofre's the prospect additional site meetings during the course of the time they will be here. and at the end, we will have a readout for you by george mitchell. >> where will they make their remarks? >> i believe on the eighth floor in the ben franklin room. that will be open for media coverage. >> will there be a big table in there? someplace where they might sit and talk, or will all but talking be done elsewhere? >> this was part of the subject of the walk-through. i think that they will be at a table. again, i have not been fully briefed on the specific arrangements. >> do know if it is rounder square? >> i cannot describe the table. i would anticipate that the delegation would be here as a rough guess for roughly three hours, it could be longer. we do not have the day entirely scripted. but i would anticipate that george mitchell will brief you sometime in the early to mid- afternoon. and because we do expect have a very significant meeting contingents here tomorrow, we will move this
this kind of terror and other threats to israel's security. >> ifill: the president also met with abbas. >> benjamin netanyahu and president abbas are two people who i believe want piece. both believe these negotiation can be completed in one year. as i told each of them today, this moment of opportunity may not soon come again. they cannot afford to let it slip away. >> ifill: the formal talks begin at the state department tomorrow. also joining will be king abdullah of jordan and president mubarak of egypt. we are joined by two people who have been at the table before, former secretary of state madeleine albright, helped organize the camp david summit between ehud barak and palestinnian authority chairman yasser arafat in 2000, and steven hadley was president bush's national security advisor when he helped plan the 2007 annapolis conference bringing together ehud omart. what about this meeting, if anything, makes it different from the past? >> well, i think it's a very important meeting, and what makes it dinner is that i think this is a great moment of opportunity because both of lea
. palestinian president mahmoud abbas said there will be no "quick decision" on the future of the middle east peace talks. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the newshour tonight, middle east analysts david mckovsky and ghaith al omari assess the situation after the israeli government let a moratorium on settlement construction in the west bank lapse. >> ifill: then ray suarez leads a debate about a new proposal that would allow federal authorities to extend wiretapping to online communications. >> brown: we talk to laura tyson, president clinton's chief economic adviser, the third in our series of conversations on extending the bush-era tax cuts. >> ifill: special correspondent ben barnier reports on the french government's controversial decision to deport gypsies to romania and bulgaria. the rona deportations have been happening quietly for years, they became a hot button political issue when one was killed at a political check point. >> brown: margaret warner gets the details on the merger between low-cost rivals southwest airlines and air tran. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's new
minister benjamin netanyahu and palestinian president mahmoud abbas for restarting the talks in the face of such doubts. >> you each have taken an important step toward freeing your peoples from the shackles of a history we cannot change, and moving toward a future of peace... >> woodruff: but to get to that future, a litany of issues will need resolution: the status of israeli-controlled jerusalem, which palestinians want partitioned; the end of the 43-year occupation of the west bank, and the status of israeli settlements there; the borders of a potential palestinian state; the rights of palestinian refugees; the all-important question of water rights in an arid land; and the establishment of security. that issue was highlighted by shooting attacks on the west bank this week that left four israeli settlers dead and two others wounded. netanyahu acknowledged a long and tough road lies ahead. >> now, this will not be easy. a true peace, a lasting peace, would be achieved only with mutual and painful concessions from both sides. >> woodruff: to that end, the israeli leader told the palest
the fundamental issue remains. mahmoud abbas, the leader of the palestinians, is a good man. he want peace. but is he strong enough to deliver the palestinian people who i'm not sure want peace? that's a big issue. he represents a very divided populous that i'm not sure at the end of the day he's going to be strong enough to lead them the way sadat was or jordanian king hussein was, both of whom did make peace. >> larry: james, how do you see it? >> i think the important thing is for the united states to exercise its leadership role in the world and the world expects us to play a unique role in this area. the united states is the only country in the world that has and can exert influence on both the palestinians and the israelis. i think by pursuing and seeking this peace process, you do two things. one, when the leaders are meeting, when the process is ongoing, at least you improve the chances that there won't be a deterioration, another conflict won't result. and number two, we show the world that we're involved. and i think when we do that, when we're not just pursuing our national inte
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